This collection features publications and research materials created by members and affiliates of the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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  • Granatstein, David

    This collection features educational and research materials created by David Granatstein, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist in the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources at Washington State University.

Recent Submissions

  • Trends and economics of Washington state organic vegetable production 

    Granatstein, David; Kirby, Elizabeth; Brady, Michael (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2015-09)
    Washington State is a leading producer of organic vegetables in the U.S. -- specifically for sweet corn, green peas, snap beans, potatoes, onions, and carrots. In this publication, prospective and current growers will find ...
  • Trends and economics of Washington state organic blueberry production 

    Brady, Michael; Kirby, Elizabeth; Granatstein, David (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2015-04)
    Washington State is the leading producer of organic blueberries in the U.S. In this publication, prospective and current growers will find recent data on acreage, production, and value to help them assess entry into, or ...
  • Presentation: Current status of certified organic agriculture in Washington State, 2014 

    Granatstein, David; Kirby, Elizabeth M. (2015)
    The WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR) has been providing statistical profiles on the Washington State organic sector since 2000. Annual updates on all crops reported have been done since ...
  • Presentation: Recent trends in certified organic tree fruit, Washington State 2014 

    Granatstein, David; Kirby, Elizabeth M. (2015)
    The following set of slides presents the current data on organic tree fruit area and production for Washington State, with some associated global and national data. Data come from various sources including certifiers [e.g., ...
  • Report: Certified organic acreage and sales in Washington State: 2006-2014 

    Granatstein, David; Kirby, Elizabeth M. (2015)
    Washington State University's Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources has compiled state organic crop acreage statistics since 2004, providing annual updates containing current, detailed information for use ...
  • Trends in Washington state organic berry production, acreage, and crop value 

    Kirby, Elizabeth; Brady, Michael; Granatstein, David (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2014-12)
    Washington State is a national leader in organic berry production. This fact sheet summarizes recent acreage, production, and value of certified organic raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries in Washington, and provides ...
  • Report: Soil quality investment priorities 

    Bartlett, D.; Carpenter-Boggs, L.; Collins, D.; duToit, L.; Granatstein, David; McGuire, A. (2014-11)
    The continued capacity of soil to be productive is essential to meeting the world’s needs for food and fiber. Producers in Washington State are keenly interested in managing their soils effectively. Specific industry needs ...
  • Presentation: Fire blight: Current products, research grants, and regulatory 

    Granatstein, David (2014-10)
    This workshop presentation considers products, research grants, and regulatory status related to fire blight in agriculture.
  • Antibiotic residues and use patterns on apples and pears 

    Granatstein, David; Smith, Timothy J. (Timothy Jon); Willett, Michael J., 1951- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2014-07)
    The use of antibiotics in agriculture is under scrutiny because of concerns about the potential for development of resistance to medical antibiotics. This publication discusses the use of antibiotics in commercial apple ...
  • Presentation: Organic tree fruit trends, 2013 

    Granatstein, David; Kirby, Elizabeth M. (2014)
    These slides presented by the WSU-Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources document growth in organic fruit sales during the 2000s in the United States.
  • Presentation: Current status of organic agriculture in Washington state, 2013 

    Kirby, Elizabeth M.; Granatstein, David (2014)
    This presentation by the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources summarizes trends in organic farming in the Pacific Northwest. Data as of December 15, 2013.
  • Presentation: Soil health: Its role in today's orchard systems 

    Granatstein, David (2013-12)
    This presentation considers the role of organic matter in soil health and orchard performance. It also describes measures of soil health.
  • Trends in Washington state organic agriculture 2004-2011 

    Kirby, Elizabeth; Granatstein, David (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2013-02)
    Organic agriculture expanded rapidly in Washington state from 2004-2009 due to growing consumer demand. The recession years slowed growth nationally and this was reflected in a decline in acreage in the state. While overall ...
  • Report: Antibiotic residues on plant tissues 

    Stockwell, V.; Granatstein, David; Grieshop, M. (2013)
    Antibiotics have been used to control plant diseases for over 50 years (McManus et al., 2002). The quantity of antibiotics used for crop protection is small relative to livestock production and potential human exposure ...
  • Report: Oxytetracycline Residue Study 

    Granatstein, David (2013)
    Oxytetracycline is a commonly used pesticide in Washington State and other regions to control the disease fire blight (Erwinia amylovora) on commercial apples and pears. It has been allowed for use in organic orchards as ...
  • Report: Lack of evidence for direct linkage of plant agriculture use of oxytetracycline to antibiotic resistance in human pathogens 

    Stockwell, V.; Granatstein, David (2013)
    There are numerous reports that the use of antibiotics in animal production is associated with increase of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in animals, waste-water, and manure (for some examples see references 11, 31,33). A ...
  • Presentation: Recent Trends in Certified Organic Tree Fruit, Washington State 2012 

    Kirby, Elizabeth M.; Granatstein, David (2013)
    The following set of slides presents the current data on organic tree fruit area and production for Washington State, with some associated global and national data. Data come from various sources including certifiers [e.g., ...
  • Presentation: Current Status of Organic Agriculture in Washington State, 2012 

    Kirby, Elizabeth M.; Granatstein, David (2013)
    This presentation by the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources summarizes trends in organic farming in the Pacific Northwest. Data as of December 15, 2012.
  • Report: Certified Organic Acreage and Sales in Washington State, 2012 

    Kirby, Elizabeth M.; Granatstein, David (2013)
    The WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources has compiled state organic crop acreage statistics since 2004, providing annual updates containing current, detailed information for use in farm and business ...
  • Status of organic tree fruit in Washington state 

    Kirby, Elizabeth; Granatstein, David (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2012)
    The data presented in this report are intended to provide a reference for those trying to understand the historical trends for organic tree fruit production in the state of Washington. The discussion focuses exclusively ...

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